Billi Bi (4)

A mussel soup with saffron and wine which I found in ” The Little Book of Big Soups” by Lindsay Bareham. Serve with plenty of crusty bread to mop up the delicious liquor.

Saffron Rice (4)

A subtly scented rice served at weddings and special occasions in much of the Muslim world. The rice needs to be soaked for three hours before cooking but after this it is very quick to cook. This version is from ” Moro:the Cookbook” by Sam and Sam Clark.

Ella’s Vegetarian Paella (4)

This paella recipe is from Ella Woodward who was inspired to make this by a dish she tried in Columbia. Its not a typical  recipe as the spanish would never use coconut milk in paella! Ive reduced the spices a little.  If you are not vegetarian  you can add some prawns about 5 minutes before the end of cooking.